Corfu Holidays 2020/2021

Corfu is an intriguing island on the west side of Greece. Sharing a climate with the Italians, but a culture with the Greeks, holidays to Corfu have a unique atmosphere that combines humid green landscapes, luscious forests and golden beaches with backgammon, ouzo and a slow-paced lifestyle.

Corfu Holiday Deals 2020/2021

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Lagoon Studios and Apartments

Sidari, Corfu, Greek Islands, Greece

(240)

7 Nights

8th May 2020

Self Catering

London Gatwick - Direct

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Agnes Beach

Kavos, Corfu, Greek Islands, Greece

(362)

7 Nights

15th Jun 2020

Self Catering

Manchester - Direct

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Christina Studios and Apartments

Sidari, Corfu, Greek Islands, Greece

(223)

7 Nights

1st May 2020

Self Catering

London Gatwick - Direct

Based On Studio

A historic island

The island of Corfu is one of the most loved in Greece, possibly because it really is one of a kind. Situated so close to Italy that it shares a climate with them, many Greeks joke that it isn’t really a Hellenic island at all. However, the culture is true to its homeland with the same laid-back attitude, strong sense of hospitality and incredible culinary traditions.

Historical Corfu has quite a story behind it. Once occupied by the Venetians, the fortified capital city withstood three Ottoman Empire sieges, and throughout the island the pride in their regional heritage is clear. If you’re considering cheap holidays to Greece consider going to Corfu All Inclusive. You’ll see all sorts of beautiful chapels, castles and ruins on your way between beaches and pools, cities and villages.


Currency: Euro

Language: Greek

Time Difference: GMT +2

Population: 100,000

Religion: Greek Orthodox

Resorts

Paleokastritsa

Paleokastritsa spans a good deal of Corfu's cliff-faced northwest coastline. The lively village is at the centrepoint of six sandy beaches, each with a unique character. Overlooked by a monastery, you can climb up to the top and fill your Corfu holiday with magnificent sunset views.

Loutses

Offering the ultimate peaceful retreat is the village of Loutses tucked away high up on a hillside in the north of Corfu. It sits more than 300 metres above sea level, close to the majestic Mount Pantokrator, and enjoys spectacular views across the sea and over to Albania. Being so secluded and with such a tranquil atmosphere, you really will feel like you've escaped from it all.

Pelekas

Pelekas is a charming little mountain village which stretches from the summit of Kaiser's Throne all the way down to Pelekas beach at its feet. The village has a traditional feel and is populated by locals with a laid-back outlook on life. Expect good music, great food and friendly vibes.

Perama

Just nine kilometres from Corfu Town, Perama is located on the idyllic east coast of Corfu. This tranquil retreat is best suited for those looking for a relaxing time away on their Corfu holidays, and with Greek sunshine all through the day, it'll give you an unbeatable tan too.

Psarras

For the truly authentic experience on your Corfu holidays, visit upmarket Psarras. Complete with idyllic seafront dining, a relaxing shingle beach and lively neighbouring resorts, this is the escape from everyday life you've been waiting for. Move at your own pace on a holiday to Greece in one of Corfu's most chilled out coastal towns.

Pyrgi

A tiny fishing village on Corfu's west coast, Pyrgi offers its visitors the softest side of the island. This beach retreat also has the romantic Ipsos bay a short walk away. Once you've become acquainted with the solitary bar and restaurant, there's much more to explore on your Corfu holidays in Ipsos and nearby Corfu Town.

Dassia

Dassia is a favourite among visitors on holidays to Corfu because it offers relaxation and adventure, or a bit of both. You can sunbathe on the beach or get sporty in the water, try some Greek dancing, sample the lively bars or hit the shops. There's also easy access to neighbouring beaches as well as the beautiful capital of Corfu Town.

Gouves

This waterfront town features a sleepy, village counterpart, which means you get lively days at the beach and to sip coffee from a quiet, inland cafe. There's a long waterfront promenade for strolling and limitless dining possibilities, not to mention waves that are alive with activity making it a spot for cheap holidays to Crete.

Gouvia

Gouvia's great seaside location, complete with marina and waterfront restaurants, has given it a reputation as one of the most chic resorts to visit on holidays to Corfu. The beaches are picturesque, with calm waters that appeal to sun worshippers and watersports fans alike. Gouvia is very well connected to neighbouring resorts and capital Corfu Town by bus or taxi, so a day trip away from the beach is always an easy option.

Ipsos

For over a decade Ipsos has been recognised as one of the best party resorts in Corfu. Although it is dominated by young clubbers, today the resort is much more versatile, with more opportunities to relax and take part in family activities on a Greek island holiday here. Ipsos has a long, pebbly stretch of beach and a town full of restaurants, bars and clubs. Public transport connects Ipsos with other towns and coastal resorts, so you can explore more on your holidays to Corfu.

Kanoni

Once upon a time, Kanoni was considered the capital and heart of Corfu. The lagoon, which forms the main body of the area, was a protected port and people would travel to and from the island regularly through this threshold. Now the lagoon is a paradise for people on holidays to Corfu, surrounded by dense vegetation and sandy shores, incredible lookouts and charming local businesses. Kanoni is a relaxing and scenic town with lots of history and two beaches.

Vigla

Enjoying a hilltop setting in north-eastern Corfu, Vigla is a quiet village surrounded by pine forests – perfect for a relaxing holiday. It's also positioned to take advantage of some stunning scenery, such as Mount Pantokrator rising up in the background. Visit the neighbouring coastal village of Kalami where you'll find a pebble-and-sand beach, beach bars and charming tavernas.

Stalis

Stalis has a long sandy beach to call its own, lined with tavernas and plenty of spots to lounge. On either side of it are the towns of Malia and Hersonissos, both of which are so close, all three towns almost blend into one. That means three vibrant resorts for the price of one on your next Greek island holiday.

St Spyridon

St Spyridon is a laid-back resort with two white, sandy beaches taking centre stage. Set on a nature reserve, you can take leisurely hikes along coastal footpaths, sunbathe on the white-sand beaches or canoe along the coast. The relaxed theme follows on into the evening, where holidaymakers settle into cosy tavernas for the evening. For upbeat day trips, the busy towns of Kassiopi and Acharavi are mere minutes away.

St George South

Bordered by olive groves and cypress trees, St George South is an idyllic, small town that takes pleasure in the quiet side of life. Here you can stretch out on one of the town's two beaches and indulge in some serious rest and relaxation. The beaches are lined with traditional tavernas, bars and shops, and after dark St George South maintains its laid-back lifestyle but with a slightly more upbeat edge.

Sidari

With its three beaches, a wide range of restaurants and family-friendly activities, Sidari is one of the most popular destinations for cheap holidays to Corfu. You can horse-ride and dive or visit the water park and shops, and Sidari also has plenty to keep everyone happy by night.

San Stefanos

A haven for windsurfers and those looking to pamper themselves on cheap holidays to Corfu, San Stefanos is a quaint resort with long grassland behind its sands, to the north of Corfu Town. Although it is one of the most popular spots on the island, and indeed in Greece, it has kept its charm as a fishing village intact. Located between Arillas and Avliotes on the coastal road to the north of the island, this resort will capture your heart with its beauty.

Roda

Roda has the authentic Greek village vibe from morning until night. With countless opportunities to experience Corfiot culture on holidays to Corfu here, visitors to Roda are blessed with both scenic countryside and a long golden beach, with an atmospheric town to explore.

Acharavi

Acharavi is a popular yet laid-back resort with a beautiful beach, its own waterpark and an interesting folklore museum. The town's strip has a number of restaurants, bars and shops, which line the crystal blue ocean and lightly pebble-dashed sands of the Ionian Sea. The seafront is often alive with tourists, but if you venture deeper into old Acharavi village during your holidays to Corfu you'll find a more traditional area. Acharavi is particularly suited to couples and families looking for one of the quieter areas of the island.

Aghios Georgios North

Aghios Georgios is a calm and scenic village in the North of Corfu, perfect if you want a more peaceful and authentic Greek island holiday experience. It has its own Blue Flag beach and is close to capital Corfu Town and party town. The resort is still untouched by the tourist trade, which makes it a special kind of getaway.

Aghios Georgios South

Bordered by olive groves and cypress trees, Aghios Georgios South – also known as St George South – is an idyllic, small town that takes pleasure in the quiet side of life. If you visit on Corfu holidays here, you can stretch out on one of the town's two beaches and indulge in some serious rest and relaxation. The beaches are lined with traditional tavernas, bars and shops, and after dark this destination maintains its laid-back lifestyle but with a slightly more upbeat edge.

Aghios Gordios

Agios Gordios is top of the list for a vibrant holiday to Greece. Located on the west coast of Corfu, the orientation of the resort gives it full view of the famous Corfu sunset. Agios Gordios is family friendly and fun-filled yet can also be relaxing. It has a magnificent beach ripe for sunbathing or snorkelling and ample spots to eat and drink. The airport and Corfu Town are close by, as are many pretty Greek villages.

Aghios Ioannis

Aghios Ioannis is a beautiful inland village scattered with stone-built houses. The village itself is small, with a quaint selection of shops and restaurants, but Aghios Ioannis has everything you could need to enjoy a cheap holiday to Corfu right on your doorstep. You can spend your days at the water park, travel to the nearby beach, or visit neighbouring resorts Messonghi and Benitses. Well connected by public transport services to Corfu Town, the nearby resorts, and the airport, you'll never feel like this Greek island holiday retreat is too far away from the action.

Alykes Potamos

Alykes Potamos, on Corfu's east coast, offers incredible sunsets and a beach to doze away your holiday on. It's especially peaceful, with only a line of family-run tavernas to its name so you'll be recognising the local faces in no time.

Arillas

The quiet resort of Arillas spans two kilometres on the northwest side of Corfu. Made up of a golden beach with shallow, child-friendly waters, Arillas tends to attract couples and families who are looking for a more sheltered and modest holiday to Greece.

Barbati

On cheap Corfu holidays to Barbati, you'll be struck by the luscious mountain backdrop and gorgeous award-winning beach complete with cool beachside hangouts. It's also handily close to the capital Corfu Town.

Benitses

Benitses is one of the most famous fishing villages in all of Greece, renowned for its delicious seafood. Its relaxing beaches have a backdrop of green mountainous landscape and you can visit a palace fit for the gods, Roman ruins and a sea museum if you send your cheap holidays to Corfu in this direction.

Corfu Town

Corfu Town is the versatile capital of Corfu. Restaurants, bars, clubs, markets, high-end shops and historical sites all sit side by side in this city of many faces. It's home to two beautiful beaches, a huge central park, a towering fortress and modern shopping and eating district. The capital of Corfu, this beautiful city is divided into many different parts. There's an old fortified town with ancient winding streets, a bustling market area, a luxurious commercial area, a romantic marina and, by night, a fantastic party scene.

Ermones

Located on the west coast of Corfu, Ermones is little more than a chilled-out beach, sheltered in a cove from the rest of the island. Visitors on holidays to Corfu here like to keep it their own little secret, enjoying spectacular sunsets surrounded by dramatic scenery. Behind the olive tree-fringed beach are a handful of amenities, including watersports hire, shops, friendly tavernas and local transport information.

Glyfada

Glyfada has one of the most stunning sandy beaches anywhere in Corfu. With easy access to the famous Corfu Trail, dozens of traditional Greek tavernas and bars, and one of the most remarkable sunsets, Glyfada is not one to miss. The resort welcomes travellers, but it has never given in to tourist traps so cheap Corfu holidays here retain the relaxed local atmosphere and authentic culture.

Kalami

Kalami redefines relaxation. The pace of life in this little fishing village is as true to the famous island lifestyle as you can get, ideal for your enjoyment on cheap holidays to Corfu. Kalami is little more than a tranquil strip of shingle, a handful of restaurants and a fishing marina. If you're the type who loves a personal holiday with lots of rest and relaxation, Kalami is for you.

Kassiopi

You'll find Kassiopi nestled between rolling hills, rock formations and deep azure blue ocean. This little beach resort consists of an upbeat village, a choice of beaches, coastal walks and a rich history. The village has an ancient Byzantine castle and long-standing fishing culture, and as if this wasn't enough, the historic capital city, Corfu Town, is just an hour away.

Kavos

For over 30 years Kavos has been hailed as the clubbing capital of Corfu. With thousands of people flocking to the south coast every year to join the island's biggest party, Kavos has become the destination of choice for socialising, drinking and dancing.

Lefkimi

The second-largest town in Corfu, Lefkimi is brimming with traditional charm and character. Situated to the south of the island, it's surrounded by lush countryside dotted with olive groves and vineyards. It's a town that enjoys a slow pace of life, which allows you to experience an authentic, rustic Greek experience and also be just minutes away from the exciting nightlife in Kavos.

Kommeno Bay

The small-but-luxury resort of Kommeno Bay provides a total escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. This beachside getaway is unspoiled and hidden from the rest of Corfu by rows and rows of pine trees. There are private strips of sand, gourmet restaurants and cultured towns nearby. There is an exclusive selection of stylish hotels, and a popular retreat for Greece's elite who stay here in their grand holiday homes.

Kontokali

Situated on the north east coast of Corfu, Kontokali is a peaceful beach resort just four miles from the island's capital. This area is relaxing and scenic – surrounded by pine forests and deep blue ocean – but it has a number of exciting neighbours. The sand and shingle beach stretches the entire length of the resort.

Messonghi

One of Corfu's most popular tourist resorts, Messonghi is separated from its neighbour Moraitika by little more than a winding river which flows out into the clear blue ocean. The beaches are golden, clean, packed full of fun and fronted by bars, restaurants and luxury hotels, making this an ideal choice for Corfu holidays.

Moraitika

Situated in a beautiful natural bay on the southeast coast of Corfu, Moraitika is a modern resort full of great restaurants, bars and activities. It has a beautiful strip of sandy shore to play or relax on at your leisure, plus it's one of the best places to watch the famous Greek sunrise each morning on your Corfu holidays. Moraitika is next to Messonghi, so visitors can easily use facilities at each resort.

Nissaki

Three secluded coves make up this scenic area on the northeast coast of Corfu. Located at the foot of Pantokrator, the highest mountain on the island, Nissaki is a true summer retreat with boating and water sports opportunities.

Location

Map showing the location of Corfu View Corfu on the map

Eating out the Corfiot way

Corfu’s fertile landscape has harnessed the warm climate to grow bigger, juicier and tastier ingredients that other Greek islands. Sharing the weather of neighbouring Italy provides incredible fruit and veg. However, the tavernas in Corfu stick to their traditional Greek recipes, and the results are unlike anything you’ve ever tasted.

Every single resort on the island has its own selection of Corfiot restaurants to choose from, and authentic, family-owned establishments welcome you in with great local wines and tasty specials. Gouvia and Pelekas undoubtedly lead the way, however, with Pelekas’ Sunset Restaurant atop Kaiser’s Throne considered by many to be the best restaurant on the island.

If it’s international cuisine you’re looking for then Corfu TownKavosand Aghios Georgios North are your best bets. The capital city has the higher class affairs, with fusion food, pizzerias and reputable chefs. Whereas the more tourist-heavy resorts will do you all the home comforts – a Sunday roast or full English – as well as a curry or even a Chinese takeaway.

Bronzing on the beaches

As one of the larger Greek islands, Corfu has more beach than many of its neighbours. A trip around the island will take you from busy Blue Flag award-winners to cosy secret coves or nudist havens. However you like to enjoy the seaside, it’s guaranteed to be covered on this island.

For those who love an exciting beachside getaway with water sports, Aghios Georgios North is one of the largest strips of sand, and has water-skiing opportunities and para-sailing up for grabs. Kavos too, as the home of young clubbing culture in Corfu, has plenty of opportunities to speed across the surface of deep blue.

If you’re a more laid-back type, and you just want to settle down with your book and sun yourself, then Nissaki should be top of your list. Its white pebbled beach is small and understated, with an accompanying village and handful of tavernas that serve excellent local dishes.

How to party on the island

For nightlife in Corfu you’ll find that every village, town and resort has its own offerings, from karaoke to traditional Greek dances. However, if you’re looking for a real blow-out then there are two main contenders. Kavos is the first, which is the crazy youth festival that rages all summer long. For cheap drinks, clubs and boat parties, Kavos can’t be beaten.

If you’re looking for a night out with more style, Corfu Town is the place. The bars here are modern and fashionable, with hundreds of people from all over gathering to enjoy cocktails and live music. You’ll find anything from jazz to electro, swing to metal, and the bars often don’t close until the last customer calls it a night.

Where to buy your souvenirs

Depending on what you’re looking for, there are plenty of excellent opportunities to shop until you drop in Corfu. For the high-end jewellers and fashion boutique stores it’s got to be Corfu Town, the trendy capital. The marble and granite streets are lined with shiny window fronts selling watches, figure-hugging clothes and state-of-the-art electronics.

However, if it’s authentic, handmade Greek goods you’re after, pick Greek island holiday packages in the Old Town district of the capital, and browse the many market stalls. From here, visit one of the traditional little Corfiot villages. Every one of these will have their own silversmith or sandal-maker, and you really can’t beat the real deal if you’re looking for leather goods.